Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Approves Over $4 Million in Grants

Published: January 5, 2022 | By: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation | Category:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation recently approved over $4 million in grants to more than 125 nonprofit organizations. The awards include competitive Organization Support Grants, Program Support Grants, and President’s Grants; as well as distributions from donor-advised, designated, scholarship and agency funds. This also includes a $200,000 grant from the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund. This grant, awarded to Foundation 2 Crisis Services, will support the implementation of Group Violence Intervention (GVI) strategies in Cedar Rapids.

The Community Foundation brings together private philanthropy with impactful nonprofits to support a healthy and vibrant Linn County. In 2021, the Community Foundation distributed over $13.9 million in grants.

The Community Foundation’s competitive grant programs are supported by gifts from donors who have entrusted the Community Foundation to make grants that address ever-changing community needs and opportunities. The funds support efforts related to innovation, maintaining success, and building capacity through a competitive grantmaking process. During this grant cycle, the Community Foundation received over $2.4 million in requests for competitive grants and was able to fund $1,066,933 (or 44% of the requested amount).

A complete list of the nonprofit organizations who received grant awards is included below. More information about these awards, including the project, purpose and amount of funding, can be found here.

Program Support Grants
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor
Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
City of Cedar Rapids
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Four Oaks Family & Children’s Services
Friends of the Family
Jane Boyd Community House
NewBoCo
St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation
The Arc of East Central Iowa
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter
YPN

Organization Support Grants
Abbe Center for Community Mental Health
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Families Helping Families of Iowa
Feed Iowa First
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Theatre Cedar Rapids
United Way of East Central Iowa
United We March Forward
Waypoint Services

President’s Grants
Coggon Area Betterment Association

Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund
Foundation 2 Crisis Services

 

The Competitive Donor-Advised Fund grant recipients include:

Bloomhall Family Fund
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter
American Heart Association
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa
Chelsey’s Dream Foundation
Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids
Deafinitely Dogs
Field of Hope
Foundation 2 Crisis Services
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance
Kids First Law Center
Marion Public Library
Matthew 25
Orchestra Iowa
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
The Teacher Store
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Area Substance Abuse Council
Catherine McAuley Center
The Arc of East Central Iowa
The Freedom Foundation
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa
YPN

Cedar Grove Signature Fund
Brucemore Inc.
Cedar Valley Humane Society
Theatre Cedar Rapids
Kids First Law Center
Matthew 25
Mirrorbox Theatre
NewBo City Market
Tanager Place
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Inc.

Girls with Goals Fund
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor
CAN PLAY
Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa
North Iowa Area Community College Foundation
Quad Cities Community Foundation

Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Association – Iowa Chapter
Catherine McAuley Center
Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation
Clothe-A-Child
Community Health Free Clinic
Deafinitely Dogs
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Foundation 2 Crisis Services
His Hands Free Clinic
Horizons – A Family Service Alliance
Iowa JAG
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
Junior League of Cedar Rapids
Kids First Law Center
Matthew 25
Mercy Medical Center
NewBoCo
Orchestra Iowa
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
The Arc of East Central Iowa
The Freedom Foundation
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa
Willis Dady Emergency Shelter
YPN

McGrath Automotive Group
Catherine McAuley Center Inc.
Feed Iowa First
First United Methodist Church, Marion
Foundation 2 Crisis Services
Iowa JAG Inc.
Kids First Law Center
Fresh Start Ministries
Matthew 25
Mercy Medical Center
Orchestra Iowa
The Freedom Foundation
Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families
Wellington Heights Community Church

 

The next grant deadline at the Community Foundation is on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. CST.  For more details about funding opportunities, visit www.gcrcf.org.

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